Cannon Blast for 06-12-2018

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JUNE 2018

PRIVATE MEMORIAL PARTY: In honor and memory of Ronnie Murphy on Saturday, June 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gassaway Fire Hall. Come and eat and enjoy fellowship together while we honor Ronnie. Any questions or to make a donation contact Pam Gaither at (615) 684-0555 or 615-563-1846, Brenda Dodd at (615) 542-9884 or (615) 563-59076 or Regina Mayo at (615) 849-6091 or (615) 765-7012.

SENIOR CENTER CONCERT: Performing at the Cannon County Senior Center is Ronnie Crownover on June 15. For information call 615-904-5868.

CAMP TIME: Tennessee 4-H Camps, which are accredited by the American Camp Association, are directed by caring professionals and volunteers, which include on-site camp staff and county 4-H agents. These adults have worked hard to design a program that is educational, inclusive, rewarding and fun. If you are interested in your child attending a 4-H camp, please contact the UT Extension Office in Cannon County at 615-563-2554. The mission of Tennessee 4-H is to provide research-based Extension educational experiences that will stimulate young people to gain knowledge, develop life skills, and form positive attitudes to prepare them to become capable, responsible and compassionate adults.

25 YEARS STRONG!: Sign Up Now for The Arts Center of Cannon County's 2018 Summer Youth Conservatory. Junior Session 1: June 4th-15th Show: June 17th 2:00. Junior Session 2: June 18th- 29th Show: June 30th 10:00. Senior Session: July 9th-20th Show: July 21st 10:00. Summery Youth Conservatory is dedicated to the development of life skills through participation in the arts - helping kids reach a new stage! In addition to classes, this program offers the opportunity for all participants to appear on stage in a production at the end of each session. This is also a valuable opportunity to be seen on stage by Arts Center directors. Students will audition for roles in performances. Classes offered are: Fundamentals of Acting/Advanced Acting (taught by Matthew Hayes Hunter), Creative Movement/Dance (taught by Megan Castleberry - Jr. Sessions and Chase Miller - Sr. Sessions), and Voice/Music (taught by Collin Peterson. To sign up, go online at to download an application or call 615-563-2787.

THIRD FRIDAY SERIES: State Representative Clark Boyd will be at the Cannon County Senior Center on Friday, June 15 at 1 p.m. Rep. Boyd will be continuing his Third Friday Series with discussion and updates of State Legislative business and listening to Cannon County concerns.

ANNUAL DECORATION AND DONATION DAY: Blue Wing Cemetery, Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Please come by and make a donation for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. If you have loved ones here, we especially need your support. There will be someone present from 9 to 12. There will also be a board meeting at 10 a.m. If you are unable to attend please mail a
donation to: Blue Wing Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Rebecca Womack, 1377 Manustown Road, Woodbury, TN 37190
Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. A financial Report will be available at the meeting. Please make a donation!

JULY 2018

FIREWORKS COMING: The 4th of July Fireworks Celebration will be here soon. The Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279 has the mission of conducting the Fireworks Celebration Event for 2018. It will be another great event for our community and all of Cannon County. There will be live entertainment, plenty of good old down home music, food booths, and fun and games for the children, and of course GREAT FIREWORKS to top off a great day of fun for all. Be sure and put Wednesday, July 4, 2018 on your calendars. More info will be coming out on WBRY and in the Cannon Courier - so stay tuned. Also, if you are a non-profit group and would like to have a food booth during the event, contact Col. Jim Stone at 615-563-6111. We are limited to five booths.

NICHOLS FAMILY REUNION: Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ The Corner. On this day, we want to celebrate the lives of our families in one great Nichols Family Reunion! We are calling together all the descendants of Daniel Alexander Nichols and Sarah Melissa Vinson Nichols for a day of storytelling, great food, pictures and an awesome time together. Bring your pictures to be displayed and any other memorabilia you would like to share with the family. For more information, contact Mariea Nichols 615-563-5414, Lou Nichols 615-563-4805, Donna Nichols 615-464-4271, or Barbara Nichols Parker 615-563-4157. So bring a good story, a covered dish and join us. Hope to see you there!

ROCK CAMP: With the academic year winding down, it's never too early to start preparing for summer camps. The 16th annual Southern Girls Rock Camp is accepting applications for both volunteer instructors and campers to attend the July 24-28 day camp at MTSU for girls and nonconforming youth ages 10 to 17. Managed by the Murfreesboro-based nonprofit group Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, the camp's mission is to create a positive, self-affirming place for girls to express and empower themselves through music and associated creative activities. Jess Hawthorne, YEAH's outreach director, said the camp's traditional association with MTSU is one of its strongest drawing points, helping to attract both volunteers and campers over the years. The usual workshops in guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion and voice will be part of the 2018 camp, but other newer offerings include a ukulele workshop and a workshop at which campers can build their own working guitar pedals. Tuition is $320 per camper, but scholarships are available. To apply for scholarships, go to To apply to volunteer, go to To register as a camper, go to For more information, send an email to

GEORGE & TATE FAMILY REUNION: The George and Tate Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 28 at the Gassaway Community Center - Main Street. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. -Lunch at noon. Relations and family friends are welcome. Bring your favorite food it's Pot Luck
Plates, napkins, cups, ice and silverware will be furnished. Bring your pictures to share with others to view days and time gone by. Information: David George - (615) 765-5249
or Gerald Tate - (615) 563-5910.

TAKE A WALK IN MY SHOES: Generations of Woodbury is proud to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd annual 5k walk/run on July 14th. The purpose of this run is to appreciate all people with disabilities and understand their daily struggles. Proceeds from this run go to Generations of Woodbury client activity fund. Our fund is used in the care of our clients for things such as med bills, dental work, hygiene, clothing, etc. that they do not have the money to cover. Cost of race is $20. With early race entry you will receive a t-shirt. Deadline for early entry is June 23. If you sign up the morning of the race shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis. Registration starts at the Arts Center of Cannon County at 7 a.m. race at 7:30. Refreshments will be available and we have winners in four categories: 1st place male, 1st place female, 1st place teen age 13-17, and first place under 13. Here is a link for our race : https ://runs ig nu p. com/Race/TN /Woodbury/TakeaWalkinMyShoes. If you have questions please contact Star at 615-563-1350 or 613-318-3964

MEDICAL MISSION: Saint Thomas Health is hosting a FREE Medical Mission at Home at Warren County High School on Saturday, July 28th accepting patients from 8 a.m. until 2pm. Medical care, dental care, vision, and select screenings and lab tests are offered to individuals free of charge. Local community agencies will also be on site to offer additional resources. Services are provided on a first come, first served basis at Warren County High School on Pioneer Lane in McMinnville. For more information, visit


GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS ATTEMPT -- MOST MULES PLOWING SIMULTANEOUSLY: Join the Middle TN Mule Skinners in attempting to break the world record for the most mules plowing at the same time. Event set for Sept. 29 at noon at Grady Jr and Carol George Farm at 2362 Short Mountain Rd., Woodbury, TN. Event coordinatord are Danny Vaughn (931-261-6853) and Grady George Jr. (615-849-6867). To register visit


SOLID WASTE CENTER HOURS: The Current Hours of Operation at the Cannon County Convenience Center: CLOSED Sunday & Wednesday. Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Only household waste will be accepted at the Convenience Center. There will no longer be any building materials accepted or cardboard pickup provided. Please make note of any changes.

Centertown United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 335 W. Green Hill Rd, Centertown, TN. 6-8:30 p.m. -- 2nd Sunday each month. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and singing voices. The Gospel Jam is open to any acoustic musician at any level of expertise. Join us ! All are welcome. Contact Tommy Gilley 931-607-9716 or view event information at

FREE: Discover Bible Series, P.O. Box 290, Woodbury, TN 37190. Write to request the series or for more information.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery from hurts, habits and hang-ups meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you drink alot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours. Meetings are on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at Stones River Hospital Cafeteria. Sunday evening and Wednesday evening meetings are at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Call 615-765-7179.

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